Bolivian leader Evo Morales recently expelled U.S. drug enforcement agents from the country. Bolivia's Yungas region is one of the world's leading sources of the coca plant -- the key ingredient in the production of cocaine. But many impoverished Bolivians depend on the coca plant for their livelihood.
After the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, for the first time, Palestinians began to take control of their own economic destiny. Foreign money soon began pouring into the West Bank. Now, businessmen are complaining less about Israel and more about cheap exports from China.
Despite its official peace agreements, Northern Ireland remains a largely divided land, with Catholics and Protestants still living apart. Yet there are attempts to bring the people of Northern Ireland together, including an innovative program to integrate schools.
Eleven years ago, a peace agreement in Northern Ireland ended decades of sectarian violence between Catholics and Protestants. Despite that agreement, there are still many open wounds from the conflict -- justice still not served for thousands of families whose loved ones were murdered or vanished.
The mountainous region of eastern Lebanon has a rich history spanning thousands of years -- and equally rich land that makes it a fertile location for some of the country's top vineyards. Lebanon produces rich red wines, crisp whites and smooth, fruity rosés.
Some call it a state within a state; a movement that is all too willing to fill any gaps it perceives left open by the government. Hezbollah, with its close ties to Iran, has become very influential in Lebanon -- and though the U.S. government considers them terrorists, they are heroes to their many followers.